Invisible Man: Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem by Michal Raz-Russo and Jean-Christophe Cloutier

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Hardback, 168 pages
Publisher: Steidl (April 2016)
ISBN: 9783958291096
Language: English
Selected by Barbara Epler

“Amazing photos; time capsules of bravery and friendship. I didn’t know that acclaimed photographer Gordon Parks was close to Ralph Ellison. Their common vision of racial injustices, coupled with a shared belief in photography’s power to both bridge gaps and present undeniable images, inspired their collaboration on two important projects in 1948 and 1952, almost lost to history until now.” —Barbara Epler 

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Left, Gordon Parks, Untitled, Harlem, New York, 1952. Right, Gordon Parks, Soapbox Orator, Harlem, New York, 1952. Photographs © The Gordon Parks Foundation